Install the Software

  1. Download the proper package(s) or obtain the CD.
  2. Log in as root on the machine where the license package will be installed.
    You need to log in as root to set up the license init scripts to automatically launch the daemons at boot time.
  3. Execute the installer package.
    1. The package tries to invoke in GUI mode. This requires an X server and connection.
    2. To run in non GUI mode, open a command shell and make sure that the environment variable DISPLAY is unset/blank and add the -i console option to the command line on invocation (./package_name –i console).
      Note: For many platforms the installer is a self-extracting shell script and needs to either have the executable bit set or be invoked by /bin/sh package_name.bin.
  4. If there is a current installation of the license server, the installer will try to detect it and ask if you would like to use the license file and config file from that installation. Answer the questions and designate the location where you want to install the licensing package. If you provide a nonexistent directory, the installer tries to create it.
    The installer installs Altair License Manager, the usage reporting package, and a Java runtime environment.
  5. The installer asks whether you already have a license file. If you do, enter its location in the Install Wizard. If you do not have one, the installer creates a blank altair_lic.dat file in the <install_location> and you can replace it later.
    The Hostid of the machine is displayed at the end of the installation if you should need it.
  6. The installer asks if you want to have the init scripts for automatic startup installed, answer yes or no.
  7. The installer attempts to configure the URT properly. If it cannot contact the Altair Server it will prompt you for your proxy information. Follow the prompts and enter the appropriate information. Leave any unneeded fields blank (e.g. username and password).
    If you do not have the data to configure the proxy, you can skip this step and manually modify the <install_directory>/alus.conf file later.
    Note: The proxy password is stored in the configuration file in plain text. It is the administrator’s responsibility to limit access to this file.
You have now completed the software installation.